Too early to declare victory

Making the case for further assistance is now very difficult, writes Cliff Taylor.

20th October, 2013

''We think Ireland is doing very well. Ireland did what Ireland had to do . . . now everything is fine.'' So said German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble during the week, when asked for the umpteenth time about whether the new EU rescue fund might be available to inject funds into the Irish banks, and those of other troubled EU financial systems. The message is clear. Ireland doesn't need any more financial assistance. Sure everything...

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